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Name usage type code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term453353
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Proposed 11/04/2013
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the use of the recorded name/s for a person.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAA
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
LGLLegal name
AKAAlso known as
BTHName at birth
MDNMaiden name
NEWNew born identification name
PRV Previous name
PRFPreferred name
STGStage name
TRBTribal name
OTHNon-specific name usage type

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE LGL   Legal name

Legal name of the client as defined by the organisation which collects it. Legal name is not defined within this value domain.

CODE AKA   Also known as (or Aliases)

Any other name that a person is also known by, or has been known by in the past. This includes misspelt names or name variations that are to be retained as they have been used to identify this person. More than one alias name may be recorded for a person.

CODE MDN   Maiden name

The family name of any party prior to being changed at marriage. Traditionally the term ‘Maiden Name’ means the family name of a woman before she is married, this was specifically due to the tradition of a woman taking the man's family name at the time of marriage. Now many couples are using hybrid or merged names to reflect the heritage of both parties in the marriage, thus both parties are changing their names at marriage. This should be reflected in the usage of the term ‘Maiden Name’ as it should now be used for both sexes.

The usage of Maiden name should remain consistent for same sex couples, where one or both of the parties change their name at Civil Union.

CODE NEW   New born

This is reserved for the identification of unnamed newborn babies.

CODE PRF   Preferred name

This is to be associated the name by which the person chooses to be identified.

Comments:Help on this termThe codes are not mutually exclusive and their association with a person’s family name and/or given name will depend on the context in which this information is collected or exchanged.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termStandards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Name type code N Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—name usage type, code AAA Health, Proposed 11/04/2013
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

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